Lyndon’s practice question #17


Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

104904344
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 am

Lyndon’s practice question #17

Postby 104904344 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:50 pm

For the sigma bond shown, why is the abbreviation (C2sp2, C2sp2) and not C2sp2 or sp2-sp2? Why is the hybridization doubled?

Hovik Mike Mkryan 2I
Posts: 95
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: Lyndon’s practice question #17

Postby Hovik Mike Mkryan 2I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:30 pm

Hello,
Since the actual structure is not shown, I predict that the abbreviation shown is to represent both atoms at the end of each sigma bond. This would be true if the sigma bond was connected to two Carbon atoms.

Alana Sur 3B
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: Lyndon’s practice question #17

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:59 pm

sigma(C2sp2, C2sp2) is describing the bond between the two carbon atoms. We can't use C2sp2 because we have to describe the hybridization of both atoms and I think the 2sp2 is just more specific about the principle quantum number compared to sp2


Return to “Hybridization”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest